|Aircraft and Spacecraft Landing Tests|
In this NASA video segment learn how NASA experts use a gantry to test the design of aircraft and spacecraft returning to Earth. The gantry is 240 ft. high and 240 ft. long. NASA has used the gantry to crash test airplanes. Using the data from these experiments, airplane manufacturers redesign aircraft for emergency landings or crashes. This segment also describes the design of ORION, the crew exploration vehicle planned for NASA's return to the moon.
Keywords: gantry; spacecraft testing; design; Orion; exploration vehicle; aviation; airplane testing
|NASA 360: Desert Rats and Analog Testing - NASA eClips|
NASA, Desert RATS and other NASA analog testing.
Keywords: NASA; eClips; NIA; desert; analog testing; Tri ATHLETE; LER; NEEMO
|NASA 360 Episode 6|
This episode of NASA 360 looks at how NASA tests the equipment needed for our return to the moon. Highlights include: the lunar truck Chariot, NASA's All Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer, or ATHLETE, the rover Scarab and new suits for astronauts.
Keywords: NASA; episode; Chariot; ATHLETE; rovers; spacesuits; Scarab; cooling; testing; Moses Lake
|Our World: Wind Tunnels in Action - NASA eClips|
Join NASA scuebtusts and engineers at NASA Langley Research Center, one of the most extensive wind tunnel facilities in the world, as they study air flow around objects at differenet wind speeds. Learn what kinds of objects can be tested in the various kinds of wind tunnels.
Keywords: NASA; NIA; eClips; Our World; Elementary; Video; Education; Technology; Science; Engineering; aeronautics; airplanes; wind tunnels; transonic; supersonic; hypersonic; subsonic; speed of sound; Langley; testing; programs; aerodynamics
|Launchpad: NASA in 3-D - NASA eClips|
Put on your 3-D glasses and get a new perspective on NASA's Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies. See how NASA uses locations like Arizona to simulate living in space for an extended time to test both technology performance and human factors.
Keywords: NASA; NIA; eClips; launchpad; secondary; video; education; technology; science; exploration; analog testing; anaglyph glasses; 3-D; 3-D glasses; Chariot; TRI-Athlete; lunar electric rover; LER; human factors; desert RATS; space; Arizona
|Real World: Analog Testing in Extreme Environments (NEEMO) - NASA eClips|
ee how NASA uses analog testing to simulate space exploration. Explore extreme environments like the Aquarius underwater laboratory in Key Largo, Florida. Find out how scientists use mathematical equations to determine an astronaut's center of gravity.
Keywords: NASA; NIA; eClips; Real World; middle school; video; education; mathematics; technology; science; engineering; physics; physical science; NEEMO; Aquarius; exploration; center of gravity; analog testing; Key Largo; environments; equations; portable life support system